Road to Champions League Glory Begins

After a hiatus of three years, Orlando Pirates make a welcome return to continental football in the form of the CAF Champions League next month.

The Mighty Buccaneers will be welcoming Light Stars to Orlando Stadium for the midweek fixture of 27-28 November, before taking a trip to Seychelles for the return leg on 4-5 December.

Success over these two legs will see the Buccaneers go on to the second round where they will face the winner of the match between Volcan de Moroni of Comoros or Namibia’s African Stars.

Meanwhile, the club has registered a 27-man squad ahead of these two crucial rounds.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Siyabonga Mpontshane, Jackson Mabokgwane, Brilliant Khuzwayo

Defenders: Happy Jele, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Marshall Munetsi, Alfred Ndengane, Mthokozisi Dube, Abbubaker Mobara, Abel Mabaso, Asavela Mbekile, Innocent Maela, Paseka Mako, Caio Marcelo

Midfielders: Musa Nyatama, Xola Mlambo, Ben Motshwari, Mpho Makola, Linda Mntambo, Meshack Maphangule

Forwards: Thembinkosi Lorch, Augustine Mulenga, Thabo Qalinge, Vincent Pule, Justin Shonga, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Kudakwashe Mahachi.

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